Granderson: The biggest victory in Arizona will be neither Biden nor Trump, but marijuana

Less than 10 minutes from my home in Maricopa County stood a Trump pop-up shop, and for the last two months I’ve watched a small but consistent stream of supporters pull over to stock up on paraphernalia. One day last week, as I pulled over to see what quirky merch they were offering, I caught a familiar whiff: marijuana.

And for a moment I thought, these are my people.

Turns out I was right.

As much of the country’s attention has understandably been focused on Arizona’s 11 electoral votes — and its somewhat stunning pivot away from the Goldwaterian reputation that has defined the state for more than a half century — there’s another result here that has significant national implications.

Proposition 207, the ballot measure to legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana in the state, passed with nearly 60% of the vote. This after a similar attempt to legalize failed in 2016. To fully understand how breathtakingly popular this change is for the Grand Canyon…

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